Could a potential poor showing at the combine make Dont'a Hightower available to the Patriots in the second round?
NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed
Every draft season, there seems to be one player with a consensus first round grade that drops for one reason or another to the middle of the second round or even further.
In the recent past, we’ve seen players like Da’Quan Bowers, Justin Houston, Carlos Dunlap, Ryan Mallett, Brandon Spikes, etc. all fall because of injuries, character issues, or whatever was going on with Ryan Mallett last season.
Here are some players in the 2012 Draft class that I could see fall out of the first round: